Romance: A Novel
One of three novels on which Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford collaborated, Romance tells the story of John Kemp, who dreams of adventure but has never set foot beyond the boundary of the family farm. Kemp gets more than he bargained for when adventure comes knocking in the form of two Spanish travelers who need help.
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Against the glimmer of dead light I thought I caught the outlines of a man's hat
down among the tossing lines of the bracken . I whispered loudly : “ Carlos !
Carlos ! " There was a moment of hoarse whispering ; a sudden gruff sound . A
shaft of ...
I gave no further thought to the second mate . I looked at the harbor we were
entering , and thought of the home I had left so eagerly . After all , I was no more
than a boy , and even younger in mind than in body . Queer - looking boats
I began to wonder what Rooksby would have thought of this sort of thing , to
wonder why Castro himself found it necessary to crouch for such a long time . Up
above , the hum of many people , still laughing , still talking , faded a little out of
... hushing again rather slowly . In between I could hear someone behind me talk
Spanish to the occupants of the carriage . I thought the voice was Ramon's , but I
could not turn , and the PART SECOND 57.
Ramon's , but I could not turn , and the people in the carriage answered in French
, I thought . A man was shouting “ Cool Drinks on the other side of them . Finally ,
there was a roar , an irresistible swaying , a rattle of musket ramrods , a rhythm ...
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“And on this ghostly sigh, on this breath, with the feeble click of beads in the nun’s hands, a silence fell upon the room, vast as the stillness of a world of unknown faiths, loves, beliefs, of ... Read full review